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1
Jul
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Happy Birthday, USA!

Glorious,majestic, magnificent star-spangled celebration that is July 4th!  We the people pull out all of the stops to commemorate the founding of our great nation in 1776.  Read more »

22
Apr

Eat at Joe’s… break-room.

When you have a business, you have a place for your employees to gather on breaks, even if it’s the size of a half bath. Somewhere where a coffee pot sits, maybe a microwave is crowded onto a shelf, and possibly a mini-fridge where your employees can put their meals. No matter where I’ve worked, there has been some kind of set-up, whether it was grand or…not-so-grand.

We have a pretty nice break room here at ReStockIt, and tons of coffee. That’s the important thing. We also have the basics like a full-size fridge, two microwaves, two toasters, a toaster oven, and this hot water thingy that the tea lovers use. Frankly, it scares me, but I don’t drink tea. We also have comfy chairs, a TV, an air hockey table…you get the picture.

Breakroom_Strip_Complete

Most employers usually provide disposables, and personally I like knowing I don’t have to bring in my own plate, utensils, and coffee mug to get broken or, let’s face it, stolen. Not that we have cup thieves here, but it happens. Opening a cupboard in the break room and having a full complement of plates, bowls, utensils and napkins is a blessing!

Some employers also provide food, which I think is fabulous but not in every businesses budget. I worked for a company that had a full cafeteria and that was amazing! There, the food was provided for us, but a friend of mine works for a company where they pay for their food at a deep discount and use their time badge to pay for it (it gets taken out of their paychecks), which I find very convenient. Cereal, chips, cookies, soups…even sandwiches and salads were provided! No matter what type of break room you have for your employees, take it from me, they appreciate the space! Check out http://www.restockit.com today for breakroom deals and discounts! 

Terry

 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Credits:
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29
Mar

Because We All Need Energy Sometimes…

Red Bull. Monster. Rockstar. 5-Hour Energy. You know all these names, and probably many more. For some of us, they are our morning pick-me-up. Or afternoon and evening pick-me-up-off-the-floor. They have become as ordinary as a bottle of soda in a convenience store cold case, and are a large part of our everyday lives.

I was never much of an energy drink consumer, usually relying on my morning coffee to do the trick, but sometimes energy needs are the mother of experiments, and when I was moving back to Florida from Arkansas, I found myself getting dangerously tired around 1 o’clock in the morning in the middle of my drive. I wasn’t even out of Mississippi at that point!

I stopped at an all-night gas station and got two bottles of 5-Hour Energy, specifically because it states there is no crash when it wears off. I downed my first bottle and almost immediately got a rush of energy. I was soon back on the highway, playing loud music and singing ridiculously off-key. I timed my next dose for 5:30 AM, so that I could keep the energy momentum going.

I took the next dose, now being almost to the Florida line, and was feeling pretty good. Until I realized I was twitching. And *maybe* hallucinating (there shouldn’t be elephants on the interstate, right?). Pretty much at the same time I saw the pachyderm, I also realized that I hadn’t eaten anything in almost 24 hours. Probably NOT the smartest move I’ve ever made in my life.

Needless to say, I stopped somewhere around Two Egg, Florida, still almost 7 hours shy of my destination, and got something to eat and took a two hour nap. And learned a valuable lesson about energy drinks.

Now, when I need the extra boost, my energy drink of choice is Monster, and I make sure that I’ve eaten and slept before drinking. Although my original foray into the energy drink world ended badly, I still love the boost of energy that you get from them. And I haven’t seen any other elephants on the interstate, which is a plus in my mind.

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8
Mar

Happy Anniversary!

Today, ReStockIt turns 9, and in true ReStockIt fashion, we lived it up! We celebrated with a masquerade theme of “Dress to the Nines” and had food catered by Carraba’s. MMMMMmmmm, good! We had a fun and fabulous “Guess Who” game with baby pictures of the staff (I won!) and a great costume contest (I came in 2nd!). Food, fun, and fabulousness, that’s the ReStockIt way! Enjoy!

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25
Feb

More Mason Jars for the Fans!

It’s Monday, and as everyone knows, no one likes a Monday. Personally, I think Monday’s get a bad rep most of the time (unless you get a Murphy’s Law Monday), but ever since Filbert Mumphries’ cow fell off a cliff and crushed a log cabin that a family of settlers had just moved into, Monday’s have been labelled the bad boy of the work week. I totally just made that up…

Anyway, mason jars make people happy. No one knows why, or how they became the “it” container of the 21st century, considering how old-timey they are and can’t text or look up recipes on the internet, but people just love them and get so excited about them! It doesn’t hurt that we sell mason jar drink glasses either, so after you get inspiration from this blog, you can visit the site and buy a few to get cracking on these scrumdidlyuptious creations. Enjoy!

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8
Jan

Feed the People!

When you have a business, you have a place for your employees to gather on breaks, even if it’s the size of a half bath. Somewhere where a coffee pot sits, maybe a microwave is crowded onto a shelf, and possibly a mini-fridge where your employees can put their meals. No matter where I’ve worked, there has been some kind of set-up, whether it was grand or…not-so-grand.

We have a pretty nice break room here at ReStockIt, and tons of coffee. That’s the important thing. We also have the basics like a full-size fridge, two microwaves, two toasters, a toaster oven, and this hot water thingy that the tea lovers use. Frankly, it scares me, but I don’t drink tea. We also have comfy chairs, a TV, an air hockey table…you get the picture.

Breakroom_Strip_Complete

Most employers usually provide disposables, and personally I like knowing I don’t have to bring in my own plate, utensils, and coffee mug to get broken or, let’s face it, stolen. Not that we have cup thieves here, but it happens. Opening a cupboard in the break room and having a full complement of plates, bowls, utensils and napkins is a blessing!

Some employers also provide food, which I think is fabulous but not in every businesses budget. I worked for a company that had a full cafeteria and that was amazing! There, the food was provided for us, but a friend of mine works for a company where they pay for their food at a deep discount and use their time badge to pay for it (it gets taken out of their paychecks), which I find very convenient. Cereal, chips, cookies, soups…even sandwiches and salads were provided! No matter what type of break room you have for your employees, take it from me, they appreciate the space!

Terry

Photo Credits:
foodservicewarehouse.com
28
Dec

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

It’s party time! I’ve always looked upon New Years as not only the dawning of a new calendar year, but as a time to let loose after the stressful holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, everyone is run ragged and some of us are hitting our heads against a wall now that the credit card bills are starting to roll in.

New Years is the perfect time to dance, have fun, play games, and count down to the beginning of a new year full of promise.  And what better way to do that than to throw a party and invite friends to join you? All it takes is some decorations, plastic champagne flutes, plastic cups, plates, and food and drinks!

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We play raffle-type games at some of our parties, where you can give away silly things like kisses at midnight, or babysitting services just to keep things lively. Kids chase balloons around, and adults that aren’t dancing play cards or gather to talk. It’s chaotic and noisy, but so much darn fun! It’s a warming feeling to be surrounded by those you love when the new year begins.

If you don’t have a party planned, or a party to go to, there is still time! Order some trays from the deli, pick up the necessary supplies, a little champagne or sparkling grape juice, some drink umbrellas to add a festive flair, and send out the invites! Bring in the new year with good cheer, loud music, friends, family, and food. And don’t forget your midnight kiss ;-)

Terry

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15
Aug

Picnics, BBQ’s, gatherings… the last hurrah of summer!

Invitations are sent out (via letter, email, text, Twitter, or Facebook), food is purchased, adult and not-so-adult beverages are bought, music playlists are created, and the grill is primed and ready. It’s the last big party of the summer, and you are prepared. Or not.

The doubts creep in…is the pool clean? Did we spray for ants? Did we clean up after the last party (very important question!)? All in all though, this should be a great party.

We usually go on vacation right before summer ends, and typically we rent a condo or a cabin, depending on where we go. We always have a get together a day or two before we leave, because we usually vacation near family and friends. And those family and friends live by major tourist areas, so it’s an exercise in precise planning to make sure we can get everything we need without fists flying at the local Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Things can get dangerous if two people are lunging for the last pack of hamburger meat or the last three decent tomatoes. When people are stocking up on paper plates, cups, citronella, accessories and everything else that goes along with a party, things get serious!

Here’s a question to ponder. Why is it, when we know the holiday is coming up, do we wait until the LAST MINUTE to go to the store to buy what we knew two weeks ago that we needed? We’re getting close to Labor Day, I should conceivably be picking things up here and there for our BBQ that we’re having but have I? Nope.

Buns can be purchased and frozen, meat ditto, drinks bought, chips bought (with very strict instructions to the house denizens NOT to touch), etc, but I haven’t done any of that. Gee…I never realized what a procrastinator I was!

Whatever the case may be, enjoy the party, lift a drink in a heartfelt toast, don’t get too drenched by all the watery cannonballs being executed, and eat way too much!

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